National Football League (NFL) side Washington Redskins fired its head coach Jay Gruden on Monday after the team's 0-5 start to the season. 

Team owner Daniel Snyder and President Bruce Allen broke the news to Gruden, who served as Redskins' head coach for five long years. 

"Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond," the NLF side said in a statement

The latest loss of Redskins came Sunday when they suffered a 33-7 crushing defeat against New England Patriots -- the current Super Bowl champions.

According to the Washington Post, Gruden met Snyder and Allen around 5 a.m. in the owner's office.

"Thank you for the opportunity," Gruden, who was in the middle of his sixth season with the club, reportedly said after he was given the news of his sacking. It was apparently a brief conversation and even before the sun rose for the day, Gruden's professional association with Redskins had ended. 

The NLF side has named offensive line coach Bill Callahan as Gruden’s interim replacement.

A few hours later, Redskins' president Allen said, "Under Bill’s leadership and the programs he’s going to put in and the discipline and execution, we believe we’re giving it the best opportunity to beat the Miami Dolphins and for the rest of the year.”

The statement came across as an indication that Gruden did not work enough and he was quick enough to clear the air. 

"I want to make sure that everybody knows that I actually did work,” Gruden said.

"This is a production-base business and I didn't get it done. I'm not bitter," the former quarter-back added.